S. Carey: Range of Light

• 2014/04/01 • Jagjaguwar • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop • Glass/Film | *Creaking* | Crown the Pines | Fire-Scene | Alpenglow “All my memories found between the boards, creaking, creaking, creaking.” — “Creaking” Known mainly for the time he has spent playing drums and piano with Justin Vernon in the band, Bon Iver, Sean Carey releases another side project of his…

PHOX: PHOX

• 2014/06/24 • Partisan Records • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop • Leisure | Slow Motion | 1936 | *Laura* | Kingfisher | Satyr and the Faun “You may taste the salt that rolls off my cheekbone, but you don’t know why I cry.” — “Slow Motion” According to allmusic.com the band considers their sound in the vicinity of “Fiest and Monty Python”, let’s…

A Sunny Day In Glasgow: Sea When Absent

• 2014/06/24 • Lefse • Alternative/Indie Rock, Dream Pop • Byebye, Big Ocean (The End) | In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing) | *Crushin’* | MTLOV (Minor Keys) | Double Dutch | The Body, It Bends (ペルセポネが帰ってきた!) | Golden Waves “Like geometry, this is killing me.” — In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing) This is…

Foster The People: Supermodel

 • 2014/03/18 • Columbia • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop • Are You What You Want To Be? | Ask Yourself | Coming of Age | Pseudologia Fantastica | *The Truth* | Fire Escape “Your confidence is fading with your youth.” — “Ask Yourself” As far as sophomore efforts go I would say Foster the People show very little back slide after releasing such a stellar…

Kishi Bashi: Lighght

• 2014/05/13 • Joyful Noise • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop •  Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It! | The Ballad of Mr. Steak | Carry On Phenomenon | Once Upon a Lucid Dream (In Afrikaans) | *Hahaha Pt. 1 & 2* “Picture our wedding it’d be summer sour and summer sweet” — “Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!” Kishi Bashi is…

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart: Days of Abandon

• 2014/05/13 • Yebo Music • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop • Art Smock | *Simple and Sure* | Beautiful You | Coral and Gold | Masokissed | The Asp At My Chest “Dropped some pounds and the people that you used to hang around” — “Art Smock” This album may be hard for some fans to take.…

Coldplay: Ghost Stories

• 2014/20/05 • Atlantic/Parlophone • Alternative/Indie Rock, Pop-Rock •  Always In My Head | Magic | *True Love* | Midnight | A Sky Full of Stars “So tell me you love me, and if you don’t then lie, lie to me.” — “True Love” Coldplay’s new album is subtle, soft, mellow, and all kinds of enjoyable, pretty much a reflection of…